What does Mac mean?
Mac /mac/ as a boys' name is pronounced mak. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mac is "son of".
How popular is Mac?
Mac is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#979 out of 1220, Top 80%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#14664 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Mac for boys. Mac reached its peak position of #561 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Mac are Mack (#803 in recent rankings), Mackenzie, Maximilian (#445), Maximus (#192) and Maxwell (#107). These relations of Mac were favored by parents in the year 2013 (adoption of 0.409%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.409%), but with the forms Mac, Mack and Mackenzie becoming less in vogue. Maximilian, Maximus and Maxwell are three of the more chic birth names in this list, with Maxwell enjoying a resurgence in usage. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Mac and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Mac▼ is alike in pronunciation to Maik, Mick, Mike▼ and Myke. Other recommended similar baby names are Mace, Macy, Man, Mar, Marc▼, Mat▼ and Max▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mac.